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SB-1029 North Coast Railroad Authority.(2017-2018)



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SECTION 1.
 This bill shall be known, and may be cited, as the  The Legislature finds and declares that the North Coast Railroad Authority’s railroad tracks, rights-of-way, and other properties provide an opportunity to create a  Great Redwood Trail Act. for hiking, biking, and riding, that may be in the public and economic best interests of the north coast. 

SEC. 2.

 Section 13978.9 is added to the Government Code, to read:

13978.9.
 (a) Upon the appropriation of moneys by the Legislature for these purposes, the Transportation Agency, in consultation with the Natural Resources Agency, shall conduct an assessment of the North Coast Railroad Authority to provide information necessary to determine the most appropriate way to dissolve the North Coast Railroad Authority and dispense with its assets and liabilities. The Transportation Agency shall report to the Legislature before July 1, 2020, on its findings and recommendations from the assessment. The report shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following:
(1) An assessment of the North Coast Railroad Authority’s debts, liabilities, contractual obligations, and litigation.
(2) An assessment of the North Coast Railroad Authority’s assets, including property, rights-of-way, easements, and equipment.
(3) An assessment of the North Coast Railroad Authority’s freight contractor lease, including the contractor’s assets and liabilities to the extent that information is available.
(4) A preliminary assessment of the viability of constructing a trail on the entirety of, or a portion of, the property, rights-of-way, or easements owned by the North Coast Railroad Authority, and recommendations relating to the possible construction of a trail, including both of the following:
(A) Options for railbanking and the governance structure or ownership structure for a new or successor entity that is necessary to railbank property, rights-of-way, and easements along the rail corridor.
(B) A preliminary assessment of which portions of the terrain along the rail corridor may be suitable for a trail.
(5) An assessment of the options for transferring the southern portion of the rail corridor to the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District and recommendations on the specific assets and liabilities that could be transferred, including rights or abilities to operate freight rail.
(b) The Transportation Agency and the Natural Resources Agency may request the Department of General Services, the Department of Finance, or any department within their agencies, or contract with other entities, to perform the work the agencies deem necessary to carry out the duties described in this section. Any work done by the Department of General Services, the Department of Finance, or any department within the agencies pursuant to such a request may be conducted using the power and authority of the requested department.
(c) The Transportation Agency shall prioritize the assessment of the southern portion of the rail corridor and may separately report information related to the potential transfer of the southern portion of the rail corridor to the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District. It is the intent of the Legislature that information and recommendations regarding the potential transfer of the southern portion of the rail corridor to the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District be provided as expeditiously as possible and not be delayed due to the potential complexity of assessing the northern portion of the rail corridor.
(d) (1) A report to be submitted pursuant to this section shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795.
(2) Pursuant to Section 10231.5, this section is repealed on January 1, 2024.

SEC. 3.

 Section 93000 of the Government Code is amended to read:

93000.
 This title shall be known and may be cited as the North Coast Railroad Authority Closure and Transition to Trails Act.

SEC. 4.

 Section 93001 of the Government Code is repealed.

SEC. 5.

 Section 93002 of the Government Code is repealed.

SEC. 6.

 Section 93003 of the Government Code is repealed.

SEC. 7.

 Section 93003 is added to the Government Code, to read:

93003.
 The Legislature finds and declares that it is in the public interest to dissolve the authority, and to transfer its rights-of-way to other entities for the purpose of potentially developing a trail that could include railbanking and continuing freight where it was operational on January 1, 2018.

SEC. 8.

 Section 93010 of the Government Code is amended to read:

93010.
 (a) The authority is hereby created, having a service area comprised of the Counties of Humboldt, Mendocino, Sonoma, and Trinity.
(b) The County of Marin may elect to join the authority and, if that election is made, the authority is expanded to include that county.

SEC. 9.

 Section 93020 of the Government Code is amended to read:

93020.
 (a) The authority has all of the following powers:
(1) To acquire, own, operate, and lease real and personal property reasonably related to the furtherance of the purposes of this title, the planned transfer of all of its assets, and its dissolution. Any sale, easement, or lease entered into by the authority after August 1, 2018, shall be approved by the California Transportation Commission.
(2) To operate railroads along the rights-of-way where they were in operation on January 1, 2018.
(3) To accept grants or loans from state or federal agencies.
(4) To employ an executive officer, other staff, and consultants deemed appropriate for support of the activities of the authority, to further the purposes of this title.
(b) The authority shall do all of the following:
(1) In coordination with state agencies, immediately begin planning for the transfer of all of the authority’s assets and liabilities and for the dissolution of the authority.
(2) Cooperate with its freight contractor to continue freight operations along the rights-of-way where they were in operation on January 1, 2018.
(3) Cooperate with, and provide information upon request to, the Transportation Agency, Natural Resources Agency, or other state or local agencies or contractors working at the direction of the Transportation Agency or Natural Resources Agency.
(4) Cooperate fully with the assessment conducted pursuant to Section 13978.9.

SEC. 10.

 Section 93021 of the Government Code is amended to read:

93021.
 The authority may acquire, own, lease, and operate railroad lines and equipment, including, but not limited to, real and personal property, tracks, rights-of-way, equipment, and facilities, to further the purposes of this title.

SEC. 11.

 Section 93022 of the Government Code is repealed.

SEC. 12.

 Section 93022 is added to the Government Code, to read:

93022.
 The authority shall cooperate with the assessment conducted by the Transportation Agency and Natural Resources Agency pursuant to Section 13978.9, and shall provide access to all authority records, files, documents, accounts, reports, correspondence, and financial affairs to the agencies, and any entity conducting the assessment for the agencies, pursuant to Section 13978.9.

SEC. 13.

 Section 93023 of the Government Code is repealed.

SEC. 14.

 Section 93024 of the Government Code is repealed.

SEC. 12. 15. 

 Section 105095 of the Public Utilities Code is amended to read:

105095.
 The district may provide a rail transit system for the transportation of passengers and their incidental baggage by rail and provision of freight service by rail.
SEC. 2. 16. 
 It is the intent of the Legislature to do all of the following:
(a) Create a systemwide hiking, biking, and riding trail along or parallel to the North Coast Railroad Authority’s railroad tracks on the north coast, which will be known as the Great Redwood Trail.
(b) Ascertain all liabilities, debts, contractual obligations, and leasehold interests held by the Northwestern Pacific Railroad Company, and other legal obligations of the North Coast Railroad Authority, transfer the authority’s assets and the right-of-way as provided for in this act, and abolish the North Coast Railroad Authority, which was established by statute in 1989.
(c) (1) Transfer the North Coast Railroad Authority’s real property, rail assets, rail easements, licenses and certificates of public convenience and necessity, common carrier obligations, and right-of-way south of mile post 142.5 to the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District.
(2) To the extent funding is available from nonlocal sources, the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District will be responsible for creating and maintaining a trail that begins at mile post 142.5, runs in, or parallel to, the southern portion of the right-of-way, as appropriate, and connects to the district’s bicycle and pedestrian pathways to the extent feasible.
(d) (1) Create the Great Redwood Trail Agency, which will be responsible for constructing and maintaining a hiking, biking, and riding trail in, or parallel to, the northern portion of the right-of-way, from mile post 142.5 to mile post 300.5.
(2) Transfer the northern portion of the North Coast Railroad Authority’s right-of-way, from mile post 142.5 to mile post 300.5, to the Great Redwood Trail Agency.
(3) Authorize the Great Redwood Trail Agency to work with landowners and fishing organizations to locate and provide appropriate fishing access sites along the northern portion of the right-of-way.
(e) Ensure each portion of the right-of-way not used for rail is railbanked or otherwise used as a trail.
(f)  Ensure each portion of the right-of-way used for rail also has a trail created and maintained in, or parallel to, it.  If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code. 
(g) As the right-of-way runs through working ranch lands and farms, much of it very remote, the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District and the Great Redwood Trail Agency should take special concern to work with landowners and businesses to mitigate concerns raised by the changes to the right-of-way.
(h) For the portion of the right-of-way from mile post 85 at the Cloverdale Depot to mile post 300.5:
(1) Provide for the creation of the Great Redwood Trail as a multiuse trail wherever practical, provide a safe, contiguous alignment with appropriate and flexible design standards for site conditions, and support the intended uses of the trail. To the extent possible, trail alignments should promote connectivity between communities adjacent, or in close proximity, to established rights-of-way in order to link populations and population centers and to provide enhanced recreation and commuter opportunities. As such, it is the intent of the Legislature to authorize the applicable entities to identify nodes that promote connectivity along the route.
(2) Provide for the specific trail use types, including hiking, biking, and equestrian uses, to be determined by site specific studies and a broad community engagement process.
SEC. 16. 17. 
  If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code. The sum of four million dollars ($4,000,000) is hereby appropriated to the State Transportation Agency from the Public Transportation Account for rail improvements on the corridor owned by the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District and the North Coast Railroad Authority. These moneys shall be allocated to the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District for the acquisition of freight rights and equipment from the Northwestern Pacific Railroad Company to ensure efficient provision of goods movement requirements in the corridor in the context of growing passenger service. Following a signed baseline agreement between the State Transportation Agency and the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District that articulates deliverables, the anticipated expenditure schedule, and reporting requirements, the Secretary of Transportation may transfer these moneys to the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District pursuant to the provisions of the baseline agreement. These moneys shall not be transferred to the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District for the acquisition of freight rights and equipment from the Northwestern Pacific Railroad Company unless the terms and conditions of the baseline agreement have been approved by both the Secretary of Transportation and the Director of Finance. If these moneys are not transferred to the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District within two years of the chaptering of this act, these moneys shall be returned to the Public Transportation Account. 

SEC. 3.

 Section 14533.4 is added to the Government Code, to read:

14533.4.
 (a) The commission shall conduct an assessment of the North Coast Railroad Authority’s preexisting liabilities related to debt, litigation, or contractual obligations and report that information to the Legislature before July 1, 2019.
(b) The commission may request the Department of Finance, or contract with another entity, to perform the work the commission deems necessary to carry out the duties described in subdivision (a).
(c) (1) The report to be submitted pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795.
(2) Pursuant to Section 10231.5, this section is repealed on January 1, 2023.

SEC. 4.

 Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 93030) is added to Title 12 of the Government Code, to read:

CHAPTER  4. Abolishment
93030.
 Before April 1, 2019, the authority shall transfer its rights, privileges, and responsibilities, excluding any preexisting liability related to debt, litigation, or contractual obligations, relating to its right-of-way south of mile post 142.5, including any associated real property, rail easements, and branch or spur lines, its licenses and certificates of public convenience and necessity, common carrier obligations held by the authority or an associated freight operator, and the railroad assets the authority owns to the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District created pursuant to Section 105010 of the Public Utilities Code.
93030.5.
 In making the transfer pursuant to Section 93030, it is the intent of the legislature to make the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District the exclusive holder of the right to restart or operate freight service along that portion of the right-of-way and that no third party shall acquire that right.
93031.
 (a) Before July 1, 2019, the authority shall transfer its rights, privileges, and responsibilities, excluding any preexisting liability related to debt, litigation, or contractual obligations, relating to its right-of-way north of mile post 142.5, including any associated branch or spur lines, to the Great Redwood Trail Agency created pursuant to Section 5880 of the Public Resources Code.
(b) The transfer made pursuant to subdivision (a) shall not affect or negate any rights under Memorandum of Agreement 1991-2324, which was filed on January 31, 1991, with the county clerk-recorder’s office for the County of Humboldt.
93032.
 In making the transfers pursuant to Sections 93030 and 93031, the authority shall transfer all of its rights, privileges, and responsibilities, excluding any preexisting liability related to debt, litigation, or contractual obligations, relating to any right-of-way.
93033.
 Upon making all of the transfers described in this chapter, the authority shall be abolished.

SEC. 5.

 Chapter 14 (commencing with Section 5880) is added to Division 5 of the Public Resources Code, to read:

CHAPTER  14. Great Redwood Trail Agency
5880.
 (a) The Great Redwood Trail Agency is hereby created.
(b) The goal of this chapter is for the agency to use the existing right-of-way, or paths parallel to the right-of-way, to plan, design, construct, operate, and maintain the northern portion of the Great Redwood Trail in, or parallel to, the right-of-way.
5881.
 For purposes of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply:
(a) “Agency” means the Great Redwood Trail Agency.
(b) “Board” means the agency’s board of directors described in Section 5882.
(c) “Northern portion of the Great Redwood Trail” means the trail planned, designed, constructed, operated, and maintained in, or parallel to, the right-of-way pursuant to paragraph (4) of subdivision (a) of Section 5883.
(d) “Right-of-way” means the entire length of the right-of-way transferred to the agency pursuant to Section 93031 of the Government Code.
5882.
 (a) The agency shall be governed by a board of directors, composed as follows:
(1) The Governor shall appoint two board members, one representing the Department of Transportation and one representing the Natural Resources Agency, who are knowledgeable about trails, parks, railroads, or rivers.
(2) The Senate Committee on Rules shall appoint one board member who is knowledgeable about trails, parks, railroads, or rivers.
(3) The Speaker of the Assembly shall appoint one board member who is knowledgeable about trails, parks, railroads, or rivers.
(4) The Board of Supervisors of the County of Mendocino may appoint one of its members to serve as a board member.
(5) The Board of Supervisors of the County of Humboldt may appoint one of its members to serve as a board member.
(6) The Redwood Empire Division of the League of California Cities, or its successor, may appoint one member who is a mayor, or city council member, of a city or town on the right-of-way in the County of Mendocino or Humboldt.
(b) (1) Each member of the board shall serve a term of four years, except that the term of a member appointed pursuant to paragraph (4), (5), or (6) of subdivision (a) shall cease if the member no longer serves as a member of the specified board of supervisors or specified city council, or as the mayor of the specified city.
(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), each member shall serve on the board until his or her successor has been appointed.
5883.
 Upon receiving the North Coast Railroad Authority’s rights, privileges, and responsibilities, excluding any preexisting liability related to debt, litigation, or contractual obligations, relating to the authority’s right-of-way north of mile post 142.5, including any associated branch or spur lines, pursuant to Section 93031, both of the following subdivisions shall become effective:
(a) To the extent funding is available, the agency shall do all of the following:
(1) Inventory any parcel, easement, or contract related to the right-of-way.
(2) Complete an environmental assessment of the conditions of the right-of-way for purposes of trail development.
(3) If and where appropriate to further the goal of this chapter, initiate and complete the federal Surface Transportation Board’s railbanking process.
(4) Plan, design, construct, operate, and maintain a trail in, or parallel to, the right-of-way.
(5) Conduct a thorough community engagement process that includes landowners, trail advocates, environmental groups, and the community at large. Items to be discussed during this process include, but are not limited to, trail configurations parallel to the right-of-way, including those on public lands, connecting the northern portion of the Great Redwood Trail to existing trails, and rail-crossing fees.
(6) Honor existing trail licenses and work with local and state governments and community groups to expeditiously provide new trail license agreements that meet the goal of this chapter.
(7) Utilize the services of the California Conservation Corps, wherever feasible, for projects related to trails, environmental enhancements and restoration, and other improvement projects.
(8) Utilize the services of conservation organizations, wherever feasible, for projects related to fishing access, fish passage barrier restoration, and other environmental enhancement, restoration, and improvement projects.
(9) Prepare a master plan for the northern portion of the Great Redwood Trail, including any environmental analysis required pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (Division 13 (commencing with Section 21000)).
(10) Before January 1, 2020, and annually thereafter, submit a report to the Legislature, in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code, describing the agency’s progress towards fulfilling the requirements and goal relating to the right-of-way.
(11) Restrict public access to each segment of the right-of-way until the construction of the trail segment is completed, as determined by the agency.
(b) To the extent funding is available, the agency may do any of the following:
(1) Contract with a trail manager or organization to meet the requirements of this section.
(2) Contract with an operator to operate freight or excursion rail service except that the service shall not interfere with or harm the northern portion of the Great Redwood Trail.
(3) Work with landowners and fishing organizations to locate and provide appropriate fishing access sites along the right-of-way. In doing so, the agency shall seek to discourage and prevent trespassing on private property.
5884.
 Upon the completion of the planning, design, and construction of the northern portion of the Great Redwood Trail, the agency may transfer the responsibility of performing the acts described in this chapter to a more appropriate permanent operating entity for the operation and maintenance of the northern portion of the Great Redwood Trail.
5885.
 (a) The Great Redwood Trail Program Fund is hereby created. Moneys in the fund shall accrue interest and be available for the purposes of this chapter.
(b) All revenue, including fee revenue, received pursuant to this chapter shall be deposited in the fund.
5886.
 The agency shall have and may exercise all rights and powers, expressed or implied, necessary to carry out the purposes and intent of this chapter, including, but not limited to, to all of the following:
(a) To enter into and perform all necessary contracts pursuant to Article 53.5 (commencing with Section 20815) of Chapter 1 of Part 3 of Division 2 of the Public Contract Code.
(b) To fix and collect fees for the use of any land owned or controlled, or for any service provided, by the agency.
(c) To make grants.
(d) To acquire interests in real property.
(e) To lease, rent, sell, exchange, or transfer interests in real property.
(f) To undertake or fund projects and programs implementing this chapter or relating to the northern portion of the Great Redwood Trail.
(g) To provide for the management of the right-of-way and the northern portion of the Great Redwood Trail.
(h) To apply for and accept grants, gifts, donations of money and property, subventions, rents, royalties, or other assistance from public or private sources.
(i) To recruit and coordinate volunteers and experts to conduct interpretive and recreational programs and to assist with construction projects and the maintenance of facilities.
(j) To enter into contracts and joint powers agreements.
(k) To sue and be sued.
5887.
 The agency shall be subject to the Ralph M. Brown Act (Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 54950) of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 5 of the Government Code) and the California Public Records Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 6250) of Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code).

SEC. 6.

 Section 105001 of the Public Utilities Code is amended to read:

105001.
 It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this part to provide for a unified, comprehensive institutional structure for the ownership and governance of a passenger rail system within the Counties of Sonoma and Marin and a freight service that operates upon the same rail line and serves the Counties of Humboldt, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, and Sonoma.

SEC. 7.

 Section 105003 of the Public Utilities Code is amended to read:

105003.
 As used in this part, the following terms have the following meanings:
(a) “District” means the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District.
(b) “Rail transit” means the transportation of passengers and their incidental baggage by rail and provision of freight service by rail.
(c) “Rail transit works” or “rail transit facilities” means any or all real and personal property, equipment, rights, or interests owned or to be acquired by the district for rail transit service purposes, including ancillary bicycle and pedestrian pathways that provide connections between and access to station sites.
(d) “Board of directors,” “board,” or “directors” means the board of directors of the district.
(e) “Public agency” includes the state, and any county, city and county, city, district, or other political subdivision or public entity of, or organized under the laws of, this state, or any department, instrumentality, or agency thereof.

SEC. 8.

 Section 105012 of the Public Utilities Code is amended to read:

105012.
 (a) Upon the dissolution of the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit Commission and the Northwestern Pacific Railroad Authority, the district shall succeed to any or all of the powers, duties, rights, obligations, liabilities, indebtedness, bonded and otherwise, immunities, and exemptions of the commission and its board of commissioners and the authority and its board of directors.
(b) Upon the dissolution of the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit Commission and the Northwestern Pacific Railroad Authority, the district shall assume the rights and obligations of the commission and the authority under any contract to which the commission or the authority is a party and that is to be performed, in whole or in part, on or after the date of dissolution of the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit Commission and the Northwestern Pacific Railroad Authority.
(c) All real and personal property owned by the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit Commission and the Northwestern Pacific Railroad Authority may be transferred to the district.
(d) Upon the dissolution of the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit Commission, the district shall assume, without any condition whatsoever, all responsibilities and obligations previously assumed by the commission with respect to its fund transfer agreement with the Department of Transportation for the funding of the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit Project.
(e) On and after the date of dissolution of the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit Commission and the Northwestern Pacific Railroad Authority, any reference in any provision of law or regulation to the commission or the authority shall be deemed to refer to the district.

SEC. 9.

 Section 105020 of the Public Utilities Code is amended to read:

105020.
 The government of the district shall be vested in a board of directors, which shall consist of 12 or 13 members, appointed as follows:
(a) Two members of the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, each of whom shall also serve on the Board of Directors of the Sonoma County Transportation Authority, appointed by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors.
(b) Two members of the Marin County Board of Supervisors, appointed by the Marin County Board of Supervisors.
(c) Three members, each of whom shall be a mayor or council member of a city or town within the County of Sonoma, appointed by the Sonoma County Mayors and Council Members Association or its successor, provided the following conditions are met:
(1) At least two members are also city representatives for the Sonoma County Transportation Authority.
(2) All of the members are from cities on the rail line in Sonoma County.
(3) No city has more than one member.
(d) The member of the City Council of the City of Novato who also serves on the Marin County Congestion Management Agency, appointed by the Marin County Congestion Management Agency or its successor.
(e) The member of the City Council of the City of San Rafael who also serves on the Marin County Congestion Management Agency, appointed by the Marin County Congestion Management Agency or its successor.
(f) One member, who shall be a mayor or council member of a city or town within the County of Marin and a member of the Marin County Congestion Management Agency, appointed by the Marin County Council of Mayors and Council Members or its successor.
(g) Two members of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District, neither of whom shall be a member of the Marin or Sonoma County Boards of Supervisors, appointed by the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District or its successor.
(h) One member, who shall be a member of the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors, appointed by the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors, if it chooses to do so.

SEC. 10.

 Section 105032.5 is added to the Public Utilities Code, to read:

105032.5.
 The board may consider the need and financing for employee workforce housing.

SEC. 11.

 Section 105088 is added to the Public Utilities Code, to read:

105088.
 Upon receiving the North Coast Railroad Authority’s rights, privileges, and responsibilities relating to the authority’s right-of-way south of mile post 142.5 pursuant to Section 93030 of the Government Code, and upon receiving funding from nonlocal sources, the district shall do all of the following:
(a) Conduct a freight rail study incorporating the portion of the right-of-way between mile post 0.0 and mile post 142.5.
(b) Create and maintain a trail that begins at mile post 142.5, runs in, or parallel to, the southern portion of the right-of-way, as appropriate, and connects to the district’s bicycle and pedestrian pathways to the extent feasible. This trail shall be the southern portion of the Great Redwood Trail.
(c) Conduct a thorough community engagement process that includes landowners, trail advocates, environmental groups, and the community at large. Items to be discussed during this process include, but are not limited to, trail configurations parallel to the southern portion of the right-of-way, including those on public lands, connecting the southern portion of the right-of-way to existing trails, and rail-crossing fees.
(d) Create or assign the positions of trail manager and freight rail manager.
(e) Before January 1, 2020, and annually thereafter, submit a report to the Legislature, in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code, describing its progress towards fulfilling the requirements and goals relating to the southern portion of the right-of-way.

SEC. 13.

 Section 105104 of the Public Utilities Code is repealed.

SEC. 14.

 Section 105105 of the Public Utilities Code is repealed.

SEC. 15.

 Section 105180 of the Public Utilities Code is repealed.